Classes & ProgramsDance Repertory Company
In addition to dance classes, an exciting part of the learning experience for MCA students is performance opportunities.
Students may audition for MCA’s performing ensemble, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC), or MCA’s junior performing troupe, the Dance Repertory Company II. Biennially DRC presents a full-length production of the traditional holiday classic The Nutcracker (Dec. 2018 will be our 10th production) as well as The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party.
DRC Students and alumni have studies at or performed with: American Ballet Theatre, Anaya Dance Theatre, Limon Dance Company, Radio City Music Hall, Milwaukee Ballet and more.
Mark your calendar for 2017-18 DRC Productions:
This exciting dance concert will feature ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern pieces inspired by the big screen including “Star Wars”, “Moana” “Peanuts” and “WALL-E”. Dancers aged 6-13 with at least one session of dance class under their belt are invited to audition for our junior performance company troupe, the Dance Repertory Company II (DRC II). Auditions are free and open to the public. Those cast will be required to pay a $70 performance fee and will need to be enrolled in at least one dance class at MCA. Visit our Movie Mania Q & A for more information about the production. Update: to view the cast list click here. Cast families can access the rehearsal schedule and important information here.
Auditions: Sat. August, 26, 2017 10am- Noon, MCA
Performances: Dec. 1 (10am), Dec. 2-3, 3pm 2017 MCA Academy Theatre, all tickets $5 (cash or check only).
The enchanting music of Sergei Prokofiev brings this much loved fairy tale to life. With whimsical scenery, a romantic story and comical stepsisters, the Dance Repertory Company’s production of Cinderella promises a dose of humor with the majesty of classical ballet. Dancers aged 6 and up are invited to audition for this pre-professional production. Auditions are free and open to the public. Those cast will be required to pay a $75 performance fee and will need to be enrolled in at least one dance class at MCA. Visit our Cinderella Q & A for more information about the auditions and production.
Auditions for Females with Pointe Experience : Sat. Nov. 18th, 2017 2:30-4:30pm, MCA
Auditions: Jan. 20, 2018, 3:00pm at MCA
Performances: April 19-22, 2018, 7:30pm (April 19-21) & 3pm (April 22) at the Saint Mary University of Minnesota, Page Theatre.Order Cinderella Tickets
Other Performance Opportunities
In addition to the Dance Repertory Company MCA tries to offer performance opportunities both big and small through the participation in National Tap Dance Day, Irish Festivals, Ready Set School’s Chili Cook Off, Winona Public Library events, performances at Nursing homes and more. Check out our Events Calendar to see what performances you can catch